Management consultants used this as an effective tool to single out high-value customers and treat them accordingly. Low-revenue products that were expensive and distracting to sustain could be pruned in the interests of efficiency and cost-cutting. See the graphic in the figure below which neatly summarises Pareto's Law. Great influencers across the world also utilize it. Those who aren't aware of the risks of this dark force may have it used against them in different scenarios. To be safe from such harmful elements in society, you need to familiarize yourself with the effects of dark psychology in the community, including families as well as different individuals. While some people restrain this character, some will take action upon their feelings, thereby delving into certain characters. Dark psychology also seeks to comprehend the different thoughts and feelings as well as perceptions that may lead to existing human predatory behavior. It assumes that the production is natural and purposive and carries some rational and goal-oriented elements at that time. The remaining percentages under the umbrella of dark psychology refer to the brutalization of the victims without any purposeful intent coupled with a reasonably defined science as well as religious dogma. In the next century, there will be predators as well as their acts of different actions of theft, violence, coupled with abuse. It'll become a major global as well as an international epidemic that will affect society. There will also be cyberbullies and sexual predators that will harm different people. Here's the good news: Even if your child is in high school, you can still take steps to enhance his or her memory skills. Research indicates that from birth through age twenty-five, memory follows an ascending curve. At twenty-five, it peaks, and remains at this level (barring illness or injury) for years, until age-related decline sets in. Unlike adults, who sometimes think that they're too grown up to think of silly visualizations, young children love using their imagination. It takes little prompting to get a child to concoct the sometimes far-fetched, often humorous visualizations that are at the heart of many memory tools and strategies. At the very least, young kids prefer to think visually. They may not know what a serpent is, for example, but if you tell them that it's like a large snake, it's likely that an image of a snake pops into their heads.

When the time is right, have your child use his imagination to think visually. Have him remember people, places, and things not by name, but by visual images. Make a game out of it by competing with him to devise the most outrageous visualizations possible. Late in the twentieth century, Pareto's Law was found to apply to personal effort, something memorably suggested by strategy consultant-turned-entrepreneur Richard Koch in his 1997 article The Eighty Twenty Principle. The main premise of Koch's article was that Pareto's Law applies not just to wealth or revenue distribution but to personal effort and impact too. Of all the activities that we take on - whether in a work context or outside - Pareto generally prevails. We forget in our attachment to being busy that much of our activity is ultimately fruitless. Also, because we are often consumed with a large volume of low-impact inactivity, we lose sight (for neurological reasons that we will come to) of the few high-impact activities that really matter. This was what my boss was driving at when he urged me to think of three things that would make the next year a great one. EXERCISE 8. Let's take a pruning hook to our schedule right now. Remember the Pareto Principle and company revenue analysis? My first job as a university graduate was at the strategy consultancy co-founded by Richard Koch who also interviewed me for the job. Just as portrayed in the study of dark psychology, abuse is going to become an international phenomenon that will affect every part of the earth. There will also be a review of all existing deviant behavior on the continuum of depth and purposive intent. As such, the theory of predators takes up the same framework. However, it revolves around the abuse as well as the assault of different people using information and communications technology. With that said, egoism, psychopathy, sadism, as well as spitefulness are some of the traits that have been standing in for dark psychology. Results from a project show that was spearheaded by various scientific researchers also indicated that these traits stand for the dark sides of the human personality. They are defined as the dark core.

Therefore, if you have one or more of these traits, you are likely to possess others as well. In the world of history, life is full of perfect examples that people are using to exude their characters while acting mercilessly towards others. Most of these individuals are not only selfish but self-centered. The more skilled that he becomes in learning how to think and remember visually, the better and more comfortable he'll be using this technique to maximize his memory abilities as he grows older. You can also introduce several of the memory tools you learned, such as links and substitute words, to your children. For example, these techniques come in handy when you are trying to teach your child to remember everything they need to put in their backpack for school each morning. Only you can know when your child is ready to benefit from some of the memory techniques. The key is to take it slow; By laying down a solid foundation when your kids are young, you may make lasting inroads that will still have an impact when they are older and wiser. Summary Exercises'>So you think you remember most of what you've read so far? Now's your chance to prove it. The following four summary exercises each contain five questions. One of my first analytical studies was a revenue distribution for a well-known double glazing company that had hundreds of products in its catalogue. The output - closer to 90:10 than 80:20 - meant a huge consolidation of the product range with enormous cost savings. Whether your goals are work-related or not, take a look at your diary for the last month. What can you stop? You may have identified some obvious candidates as to what you can stop doing. As Angela Lee Duckworth has observed, gritty people who succeed in achieving their goals rarely take on a large number of them, but focus intensely on one overarching one. When I first came across her work, I realised I was spreading myself too thinly when it came to sporting activity.

As well as my tennis lessons, I was also a member of a boat club on the Thames and was learning to race punts (not an Olympic sport yet but taken seriously by a small number of enthusiasts, almost all of them on the Thames). This meant a motorway journey and investing a lot of time. Mastering punt racing - something still done professionally until the mid-twentieth century - is not easy and requires dedication, deliberate practice and a lot of time. They are barely supporting their friends and relatives in handling their projects. For that reason, there are different names for such traits. Some are known as psychopaths, while others are better defined as narcissists. While at first glance these traits appear to be well defined such that the differences can be seen, and they seem more acceptable at first glance, they also appear to be a bit confusing for learners who are seeking to understand the effects of dark psychology in the community. As such, most dark traits have been misunderstood by people seeking to learn more about psychology and understand their friends as well as relatives. New research on the same indicates that other traits that can be categorized in this discipline are such as sadism and spitefulness. Many dark traits can be comprehended as a major flavored manifestation of the common underlying issue that directs researchers to disposition. With that said, the dark core of a person's personality is what is defined as the dark psychology. It implies that if a person is known for having the tendency of exuding these dark traits, they are also likely to have a strong, viable additional trait that has not been discussed yet. According to research, the common denominator, in this case, is the D- factor which can also be defined as the general main tendency of a person's ability to maximize their utility by disregarding and accepting the disutility of other individuals. When you've finished all four exercises, return to this scoring chart to see your ranking: 5 or fewer correct answers--It's back to the memory drawing board for you; To you, the only pressure that you knew or cared about was the one that inflated the tires of whatever vehicle you used to gain your freedom (first a bicycle, then later a car). So you let your mother's words go in one ear and out the other. You didn't take them to heart as you got older, and watched your blood pressure creep up. You may be wondering why this is in a memory article. High blood pressure can't have anything to do with memory, can it? Recent studies have indicated that high blood pressure speeds memory loss in older people.

High blood pressure has long been identified as a risk factor in stroke and heart disease. But a decades-long study involving more than 3,700 Japanese-American men (although scientists feel that these findings are just as likely to apply to both genders) found that the participants with high systolic blood pressure during midlife were almost two and a half times more likely to have poor cognitive function in old age than men with low systolic pressure. According to researchers, the higher the blood pressure in midlife, the greater the likelihood of suffering trouble thinking and remembering in old age. When I first read Duckworth's research, I immediately made the decision to quit punt racing and focus exclusively on tennis. Much as I love messing about in boats, the tennis club is in the next street and pursuing my goals is therefore much more practical. In a work context, let's reframe how we think about the time we spend at work with a view to valuing our own time and questioning how it is spent. Time spent in meetings Meetings and conference calls are a notorious time drain but they frequently go unchallenged as there is such an acceptance of the need to be busy and so little value placed on our own time. We also like being in demand and being required to attend. But if the meetings are long and dull, or if most of the conference call attendees are on mute because they are multi-tasking (the impact of which we will come to), then isn't it time to take a fresh look? If work calls and meetings are getting in the way of goal achievement for you, look at your diary for recurring meetings that you consistently attend without challenge. Could you delegate attendance, go to just part of the meeting or stop going altogether? If the meetings are long and fruitless, have a word with the chairperson to discuss how they can become briefer and more useful. This is usually accompanied by the belief that serves as a justification. In other words, it implies that dark traits can easily be traced back to the tendency of putting one's own objective as well as interests over other people's preferences. This act is usually to the extent of rejoicing when another person encounters any misfortune in life. The main intention is to hurt others while pleasing oneself. The research based on this study indicated that dark traits come along with certain justifications that can generally be understood as different instances of the common core. While these aspects may be different in different ways, they all sum up to one major trait that is known as the dark psychology. The justifications point to narcissism since there's an aspect of provocative characters.